Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Library Post plus a thing to drool over, 4/10/2012

Two books last night:

Terry Pratchett - Snuff

It's a Sam Vimes book - Sam takes a vacation, and finds a mystery to solve. That's all I know, and all I need to know.

Quentin Dodd - The Princess of Neptune

Looks quirky - a teenaged punk rock drummer in training and her brother get caught up in some complicated science scheme involving some sort of conspiracy about the food in a fast food restaurant, and aliens. Or something. I poked at it briefly last night, it seems fluffy - my wife seems to have stolen it to read during the long boring training she's doing today.

And here's the thing to drool over:


Ariana Osborne is planning to restore a series of images from Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy's Dictionnaire Infernal (link goes to wikipedia), and then print them on a series of over-sized cards (to be used however you wish - you can do divinations with them, keep them as a curio, incorporate them into a role playing game - you could pretend to be Giles from Buffy - the possibilities are endless). The images are funky pictures of medieval demons and such:

See? Funky!
You may recall the family tree of fonts I posted some months back - I snagged that from Ariana as well.

ETA: Ariana says that if she sells the cards after the kickstarter process, they would retail for $45-50, plus S&H.